Colorado Springs, CO (August 10, 2021) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC earned a draw on the road to Memphis 901 FC 1-1 to begin a three game road trip.
Hadji Barry starts the Switchbacks three game road trip with the first goal of the night. Barry capitalized off a penalty drawn by Lewis in the 35th minute after being tripped in the box. Burying the ball in the bottom left corner of the net, this marks Barry's 16th goal this season with the Switchbacks.
In stoppage time of the first half, Deshane Beckford got behind the defense for an opportunity, but missed to the right of the post. Beckford monopolized on a mistake by the Memphis defender to get behind the defense again with a pass to Michee Ngalina, but Ngalina's shot was saved by Brady Scott.
The Switchbacks kept the lead through halftime but a free kick on the box drew a second yellow card on Jimmy Ockford in the 83rd minute, forcing the team to play down a man for the remainder of the match. Memphis took advantage and gained an equalizer goal with six minutes left on the clock from the penalty spot.
The Switchbacks are on the road for their next two matches: Rio Grande Valley FC on August 14, and Charlotte Independence on August 21.
The Switchbacks are back at Weidner Field on August 28 to face Austin Bold FC with gates opening at 6pm for a 7pm kick off. The game is presented by Pikes Peak National Bank for Bucket Hat Night, with the first 500 fans in the gates receiving a free bucket hat. Tickets are available HERE.